Interview List

Following is a list of women who have been interviewed for the Worcester Women's Oral History Project. Many transcripts are accessible by clicking on the highlighted names. All transcripts are accessible in a repository at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University  

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Name Interview Date Note
Maureen B. McLaughlin 04/21/2006 Grew up in Main South, worked as a nurse
PDF icon mclaughlin_sharon_ann_edit_wwohp.pdf Sharon McLaughlin 03/16/2012 Owner, College Admissions Counseling Business
PDF icon mcnamara_katrina_transcript.pdf Katrina McNamara 03/16/2016 Housing Advocate, Abby's House; Immigrated from Ireland
PDF icon McNickles, Joyce.pdf Joyce McNickles 04/06/2017 Social Justice and Diversity Educatior; Owner, McNickles & Associates; Activist
PDF icon melley_kerri.pdf Kerri Aleksiewicz Melley 10/12/2012 Financial Planner, Dancer
PDF icon Mary_Melville_WWOHP.pdf Mary Melville 10/19/2006 Born in Cairo to an Italian mother and a British father, and spoke French at home
PDF icon mercierbarbara_transcript_-edit.pdf Barbara Mercier 10/25/2017 Retired Teacher; Community Volunteer
PDF icon Milewski, Carolyn Transcript edit.pdf Carolyn Milewski 10/11/2019 Accountant, Member of WISE
PDF icon milkowski_anne.pdf Anne Milkowski 02/08/2009 Special Education Teacher, Occupational Therapist, Cancer Survivor
Linda Antoun Miller 10/29/2007 Teacher, Worcester Art Museum Docent; Co-Chair WWHP Women 2000
PDF icon milukas_lila_transcript_-edit.pdf Lila Milukas 11/02/2016 Youth Employment Coordinator, Worcester Community Action Council ; Americorps Volunteer
PDF icon mires_ann_marie_transcript_-edit.pdf Ann Marie Mires 09/26/2016 First Forensic Anthropologist for Massachusetts; Director of the Molly Bish Center at Anna Maria College
Ashley Moffitt 04/27/2006 Nursing Student
Kelly Momberger 11/02/2005 Environmental Engineer; Community Volunteer
PDF icon Morin_Diane_WWOHP.pdf Diane Morin 04/26/2006 A mother of three children and two step-children, she currently works at Big Y
PDF icon Morton, Barbara Transcript.pdf Barbara Morton 10/12/2018 Regional Director, State Department of Youth Services, Worcester County
PDF icon muckian_sara_swillo_transcript.pdf Sara Swillo Muckian 02/11/2016 Associate Director, Holy Cross Fund
PDF icon Mueller, Marie Transcript edited2.pdf Marie Mueller 03/16/2018 Library Director, Bigelow Free Library, Clinton, MA
PDF icon Murphy, Charisse Edit.pdf Charisse Murphy 03/27/2019 Director, YOU,Inc.
Barbara Murphy 10/20/2006 Grew up during Depression; Mother of 13; Telephone Operator
April Murray 04/17/2006 Admissions and Marketing Director, Radius Healthcare Center
PDF icon Murrieta, Joy Rachelle Transcript edit.pdf Joy Rachelle Murrieta 09/22/2017 Musician; Music Teacher, Worcester Music Academy; Founder, Main Idea
PDF icon navarre_susan_transcript_-edit.pdf Susan Navarre 10/14/2016 Executive Director of the Fitchburg Historical Society
PDF icon Navickas, Ginger.pdf Ginger Navickas 04/20/2017 Former Director of Domestic Violence Services, YWCA; ArtWorcester Volunteer; Activist
PDF icon Nawrocki_Mary_Jo_wwohp1edit.pdf Mary Jo Nawrocki 04/15/2009 School District Superintendent
PDF icon neely_dolores.pdf Dolores Neely 11/19/2010 Teacher, Singer, Mary Kay consultant
PDF icon Nelson, Ann Transcript edit.pdf Ann "Cookie" Nelson 10/11/2019 Author; Designer; Co-founder, Worcester Children's Theater; Member of WISE
PDF icon NigroshGale-wwohp-Edit.pdf Gale Nigrosh 11/01/2006 College Professor and Coordinator of Higher EducationPartnerships for Worcester Public Schools
PDF icon Novia_Egle_WWOHP.pdf Egle Novia 11/13/2006 Born in Rome, Italy in 1930
PDF icon oconnell_alicia_edit.pdf Alicia O'Connell 11/07/2015 Lawyer, O'Connell and O'Connell
PDF icon oconnor_kathleen.pdf Kathleen O'Connor 03/14/2011 Lawyer; Owns law firm
PDF icon oconnor_coralie_edit.pdf Coralie O'Connor 11/17/2015 Swimmer, 1952 Olympics; Physical Education Teacher
PDF icon O'Hara, Elizabeth edit.pdf Elizabeth O'Hara 03/15/2019 Assistant Professor, Assumption College
PDF icon O'Hara, Christina INTERVIEW.pdf Christina O'Hara 07/21/2016 U.S. Army Major; Veteran; M.D. at Walter Reed Military Medical Center
Theresa O'Neill 11/13/2006 Memories of WWII; Worked at Digital
PDF icon obey_stacy.pdf Stacy OBey 11/04/2010 Landscape designer; groundskeeper
PDF icon Oliver, Amarely Gutierrez.pdf Amarely Gutierrez Oliver 04/17/2017 Director of Domestic Violence Services, YWCA
PDF icon olson_tanja.pdf Tanja Olson 03/11/2014 German Jew immigrant from Shanghai
PDF icon Julie_Orcutt_WWOHP-A.pdf Julie Orcutt 11/08/2006 Employee of the Central Massachusetts Convention and Visitor's Bureau
PDF icon ortiz_jasmine_transcript-edit.pdf Jasmine Jina Ortiz 03/03/2017 Professor, Quinsigamond Community College and Becker College, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty
PDF icon Pagliuca_Kristen_wwohp_edit.pdf Kristen Pagliuca 03/15/2007 Bank Manager
Tara Pandolfi 11/17/2006 Health Education Specialist, Planned Parenthood; Mother of Triplets
PDF icon pappas_carol_edit_wwohp.pdf Carol A. Pappas 04/19/2012 College Librarian
PDF icon Paradis, Susan edit.pdf Susan Paradis 03/27/2019 Owner, Parker's Candy Store
PDF icon pare_judith_-_edit.pdf Judith Pare 11/13/2015 Dean of Nursing, Becker College
PDF icon patino_beatriz.pdf Beatriz Patino 11/29/2012 Director, Cross-Cultural Center, Assumption College
PDF icon Patterson_Sara_wwohp_pdf.edit.pdf Sara Patterson 02/20/2008 Volunteer sign language tutor
PDF icon paw_wah_transcript_-edit.pdf PawWah 05/24/2017 Born in Burma;Worcester Hometown Hero, and Board Member of Worcester Refugee Assistance Project
PDF icon pease_laura.pdf Laura Pease 10/17/2014 Animal Control Officer
Ivana Pellegrino 11/02/2005 Italian immigrant; Small business owner